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Volunteers’ News – June 2021

Trevor remembered
It would have been the 65th birthday of founding editor Trevor Davies on May 25, and this month it will be 10 years since his cheerful presence was stilled forever in South Sydney. Trevor is remembered with love and affection, for his caring for all in the community and for his unerring political nous, and sense of humour.

2021 National NAIDOC Week Sunday July 4 to Sunday July 11
“HEAL COUNTRY!” is the theme this year, which calls on all to seek greater protection for our land, our waters, sacred sites and cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration and destruction. Events include:
National Indigenous Art Fair – Saturday July 3 and Sunday July 4, 12-6pm at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks
NAIDOC Family Fun Day – Tuesday July 6 at Steele Park, Illawarra Rd, Marrickville
NAIDOC in the City – Saturday July 10, 11am-3pm, Hyde Park North. Family fun including music and performances, dance workshop, weaving, jewellery making, boomerangs and stalls.

Sydney Solstice 2021
The Winter Solstice will be on Monday June 21, and this festival is a new event for Sydney. It seems a good enough reason to celebrate winter and for you and your families to join in at:
South Eveleigh Solstice Festival – June 18, 5pm-11.59pm at Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh.
Darling Harbour Winter Festival June 8-20 featuring live DJs, food markets fireworks at Tumbalong Park and harbourside ice rink at the Convention Centre Forecourt.

Sydney City Farm – Herb Propagation (hands-on sessions)
Saturday June 19 from 10-11am and 1-2pm at Sydney Park Pavilion, Euston Rd, Alexandria. Cost is $30 for adults and $22.50 concession. To book contact 9246 7269. The farm has an orchard and farm site, and you can visit the farm, take part in activities and volunteer. Subscribe for updates at cityfarm@cityofsydney,

Refugee Week 2021 Sunday June 20 to Saturday June 26
This year’s theme is “Unity the Way Forward”. If you are interested in participating in any events please contact:

For the great SSH Cartoon Show by norrie mAy-welby
Saturday June 26, 5pm at the Orchard Gallery, South Sydney Uniting Church,
56a Raglan St, Waterloo
Those of you who read the SSH regularly will be aware of the brilliant, witty and biting cartoons of norrie mAy-welby. And if you are a new reader, then you are in for a treat. Norrie will have her own show of hand-drawn original and digital prints, with applications on mugs, aprons, t-shirts, fridge magnets and tote bags. There will be something for everyone.

It has been nearly six years since Waterloo Social Housing Residents received a letter informing them of a significant re-development of their community. ​Interim is a new multi-artform presentation facilitated by Milk Crate Theatre with the Waterloo Housing Estate residents and explores life in Waterloo, what it means to have a home, and how we cope when our foundations are shaken. Interim will be presented to the community on Wednesday, June 30 and will close Friday, July 2. Stay tuned for more information including ticketing, exhibition and show times. See

Until next time,
Pat Clarke


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